Today’s Haiku

 

Roscoe

Hi! Roscoe here with today’s guest blog post and Haiku.

When Mom adopted me they told her I was found alone on the streets of Trinidad, a puppy of less than 6 weeks and starving.

I sometimes get scared of things I can’t see and Mom is real patient and loving with me when this happens.

Stormy weather.  Hate it.  I can feel the electricity in the air.  The room closes in on me, pressing me on all sides, choking me.

I can smell the lightning before it strikes, a smell like Mom scrubbing the sink.  Clean but scary, knowing what comes next.

Rolling thunder heard from miles away, louder and louder causing me to pant in fear.  Thunder I can feel in my bones bringing that horrible trembling that I can’t control.

Wind threatening to pick up the house and carry us all away.

  • darkness approaching
  • terrible unknown evil
  • trees bowing in fear
  • darkness descending
  • the pack howls in agony
  • sharp crack and bright light
  • darkness replaced by stillness
  • my once racing heart now yearns
  • hopes for quiet peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers for Kris and Today’s Haiku

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We lost my sister Kris six years ago.  My brother-in-law Den had these flowers placed on the alter at church this weekend in her memory.

My memories of her lately have been when we were young.  She was 9 years older than me but still found things we could enjoy together despite the age difference.

One memory I have is of her and I watching spooky movies, just the two of us.  Our younger brother was too little for spooky movies and we waited until he went to bed.  We shared a huge bag of chocolate chip cookies dipped into short glasses of lemonade as we settled in for spooky movies until I fell asleep.

Here is my Haiku:

  • our expectations
  • satisfied with shared terror
  • and sister giggles

Love and miss you Kris!